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Equality between men and women in theory and practice (part 2)

The past view that regarded women as bodies has not changed, but rather it was further consecrated in a modern style. Moreover, we notice that the chances of the woman who possesses experience and culture in finding a job are far lesser than the chances of the woman who is beautiful and attractive even in the domains that require experience and culture and not beauty and attractiveness.

Equality between men and women in theory and practice (part 1)

Q: Islam has equated between the man and the woman at the theoretical level; however, going through the Islamic history reveals that there was no such equality at the level of the rules and behavior. In your opinion, what is the reason behind that?

The legitimacy of women assuming political and judicial positions

The issue of women assuming political and judicial positions is one of the issues discussed by the Islamic jurisprudence.

The Status of Woman in the Quran

The following are excerpts from An-Nadwa. Islamic visions: family and society by His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah...

Self-defense

“It is obligatory on every mukallaf, man and woman, to ward off danger from themselves, regardless of its source, be it from another human being or animal, or anything else (natural)” says His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) in his book, The Manifest Edicts...

Engagement: The Concept and the Formula

Engagement represents a convention; it is the stage between the woman's acceptance to marry the person who proposes to her and her actual marriage to him. It is not accepted that, under the title of engagement, the couple exceeds the legislative limits or do what is prohibited between the man and the woman. As to the fiancés, they are required to make a legal contract from the moment they decide to live together so that they would avoid social complications, criticisms, and feelings of guilt, which might result from thinking that they have deviated from the legal path..

Fadlullah’s open letter to president Chirac on the issue of veil

On the basis of the responsibility we feel towards Islam and Muslims that directs us to open up on the controversial issues whether in ideology or in the domain of law…

Polygamy but not polyandry

Islam, the religion of equality and non-discrimination, has been historically stigmatized as being a religion that, not only oppresses women by demanding them to wear Hijab, but also a patriarchal one where men hold authority over women and have a privilege over them. Islamophobics support this view by alluding to the Islamic law that permits plurality of wives, but forbids a woman from having more than one husband...

Women issues

The sphere in which a woman can express her femininity is narrow to a certain extent, because it is restricted to her marital life where her role as a female is mainly revealed, and to her family and feminine milieu where she can show her feminine traits through wearing ornaments or whatever… not to mention motherhood that is the most important feminine role that a woman fulfills. But motherhood itself is not purely a feminine role; all the more so it is a human role in a woman’s life.

The contributions of Muslim women / Part 2

Throughout the earliest periods of Islamic history, we find women in important positions within society, women as market inspectors, such as SamrabintNuhayk al Asadiyyya who used to go around the market commanding good and forbidding evil. Or Ash-Shifabint Abdullah, an early doctor or healer who was also involved in public administration and whose name is very present in early Muslim history.

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